Relax, unplug and unwind at Edisto Beach

If you are looking for a seaside town where your family can relax, unplug, and unwind, look no further than Edisto Beach.  This sleepy oasis sits on the Atlantic Ocean, between Charleston and Beaufort. Sit on the beach, charter a boat and fish for the big one, take a tour, rent a bike, or casually shop the island’s unique stores.

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The Thirsty Whale tour boat can be found at the Edisto Marina.
Photo courtesy of Edisto Beach website.

Whether you’d prefer to explore the creeks in search of dolphin or simply take in the sunset while sipping your favorite refreshment, the Marina at Edisto Beach has a boat tour just for you. Grab your friends and hop aboard the Thirsty Whale to enjoy Edisto from the water.

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Charter fishing is always popular oat Edisto Beach.
Photo courtesy of Edisto Watersports.

Edisto Watersports & Tackle can take you on a charter fishing trip, a guided river tour or a shelling adventure. They also rent golf carts, bikes, paddleboards, and kayaks. Singleshot Guide Services and Fontaine Charters are also popular fishing experiences, providing inshore and offshore fishing trips. For more information visit

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Beachfront accommodations are plentiful at Edisto Beach.
Photo from Club Wyndham Ocean Ridge.

Edisto Beach has many accommodation choices. Whether you are looking for a rental house to hold the whole family, or a quiet spot for two, there’s a place for you. To view rental options visit

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Edisto Beach State park has oceanfront camping spots.
Photo by David Oppenheimer.

If camping is more your style, contact the Edisto Beach State Park. You can reserve a campsite along the salt marsh or ocean front. The park also has seven completely furnished cabins available for rental. For the truly adventurous, there are also five primitive tent sites located in the park’s Live Oak Campground.

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Edisto Kennels is happy to take care of your dogs during your stay.
Photo found on Edisto Kennels Facebook.

Bringing the family dog along on vacation, but don’t want to leave him alone while you’re seeing the sights? Leave him with Edisto Kennels. Here they will be pampered with bed, bath, and biscuits. Services include day care, boarding and grooming. Edisto Dog Spa also offers grooming services and Walk the Dog will take your dog out for some exercise and a potty break.  For more information visit

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Many Edisto Beach restaurants have outdoor dining.
Photo from Sea Cow Eatery Facebook.

Dining out is a memorable experience at any of the fine restaurants at Edisto Beach. You can enjoy local seafood menus that change along with the seasons. If oysters are your pleasure, remember to visit during the colder months to enjoy local oyster roasts. Crabs are always plentiful in the summer season. Of course, local shrimp is available year-round. Be sure to visit the local farm stands and seafood markets on your way onto the island. For a full list of Edisto Beach restaurants visit

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Touring Edisto by boat is a great choice.
Photo by Edisto Beach Shrimp Boat Charters.

Edisto Beach offers many tour options. You can rent a bike, golf cart or kayak to see the island for yourself. You can also step back in time and hear stories of the island’s past as told by a native. Hop on a boat and experience an ecotour or climb aboard a shrimping boat to help haul in the catch. The choice is yours. The hard part is deciding…  For more information visit

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The Plantation Course at Edisto Beach is a beautiful facility.
Photo found on Groupon.

If golfing is your passion, have no worries. Edisto Beach has a course that is rich in history, wildlife, and natural beauty. Tourists and islanders have been enjoying the Plantation Golf Course since 1973. Renovations in 2007 ensure your golfing experience will be both enjoyable and memorable. For more information about golfing in the SC Lowcountry visit

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The Edisto Serpenterium is a great place to learn about reptiles.
Photo from Edisto Serpenterium website.

If you would like to get out and soak up some island culture, visit the Edisto Island Museum or one of the many galleries on the island. The Edisto Museum is filled with artifacts and furnishings from many of the area plantations and slave quarters. They also have an extensive exhibit on the local Native American tribe the Edisto Indians. If you’re adventurous head over to the Edisto Island Serpentarium. This facility is dedicated to preserving reptiles found both locally and from around the world. For more information visit

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Get all your beach gear in one of the many shops at Edisto Beach.

If you’re like most visitors, souvenirs and shopping are also on your list. Edisto Beach has a fun selection of beach shops and other retail experiences. Pick up a beach towel, resort wear and seashells at a surf shop. Find local art at a local gallery. Get lost in books written by local authors. For a full list of retail on Edisto Beach visit

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Edisto Beach’s riverviews are just as stunning as the ocean.
Photo by SC State Parks website.

Vacationing on Edisto Beach is a great break from the fast-paced world we live in. Come to the beach, pull up a chair and relax like an islander. You won’t regret it!

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